Dáil Éireann - Volume 641 - 08 November, 2007

Written Answers. - Visa Applications.

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if and when a new application will be accepted in respect of a join a spouse visa in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27988/07]

  Deputy Brian Lenihan: Two applications for a visa have been made by the person concerned — one in March 2007 and the second in July, 2007. Both were refused in the Visa Office in Cairo. The principal reason was that the Visa Officer had concerns around the relationship history of the couple and the bona fides of their marriage. On both occasions, the decision was upheld by an Appeals Officer in the Irish Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

It is open to the applicant to make a fresh application at any point. If doing so, he should be in a position to address above-mentioned concerns of the Visa Officer.